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ATG Swedish Horse Racing: The Race

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Industry Culture, Leisure & Sport
Media Digital, Interactive & Mobile
Market Sweden
Agency Akestam.holst Stockholm
Director Nisse Axman
Art Director Jesper Holst, Björn Gustafsson
Producer Alex Picha
Released March 2011

Credits & Description

We wanted to engage a new younger audience in horse racing. So we invented The Race - The world's most emotional game. The Race is a realtime multiplayer game where you compete against up to five other people on the net. But we wanted to involve more senses than usual to create an emotional response. In gameplay you can therefore use your voice (through the built-in microphone) to cheer your horse forward. We have also used the webcam to create an unusual photo finish where people can easily share evidence of their emotional response to the game with others. The design is inspired by the classic/retro Kentucky Derby which could be found at fun fairs in the past.

Advertising Agency: Åkestam Holst, Sweden
Art Director: Björn Gustafsson, Jesper Holst
Copywriters: Patrick Dry, Mark Ardelius, Anders Byström
Digital Producer: Alex Picha
PR-Director: Martin Cedergren
Planner: Mikael Grenros
Production Manager: Ikka Norberg
Account Executive: Nico Hasselström
Speaker: pdhubba
Digital Production: From Stockholm With Love
Sound Production: Plan8
Producer: Alex Picha
Director: Nisse Axman
Director of Film / Photography: Oskar Törnros